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Travel By Drone: The Best New Travel Video Site You’ve Never Heard Of

@rafat

Jun 13, 2014 7:00 am

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For brands, TravelByDrone is a great resource to see and understand the growing possibilities of using drones and aerial video is a variety of creative ways.

— Rafat Ali

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Still from drone video near Antarctica. YouTube


Drones have become all the rage in video world, and travel brands have started taking notice.

We did a story in March about how travel marketers — especially resorts and destinations — are beginning to create these aerial videos, to bring a different flavor and level of creativity to their portfolio videos.

Now a site has emerged that tracks aerial/drone travel videos from around the world, and conveniently places them on a map for users to navigate around by region. The site, TravelByDrone, was launched about three months ago by Zurich-based drone enthusiast Jan Hiersemenzel, creating a great resource for travelers to get inspired by these destinations videos.

The site also lets anyone share a YouTube video and add the corresponding location, which appears on the map with a pin where the video footage had been recorded.

CNN recently did a short interview with Hiersemenzel on his inspiration for starting this site:

This one below, the only aerial drone video from Antarctica, is particularly breathtaking.

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